Even non sports fans can appreciate and celebrate the accomplishments of local young men and women who do well at the provincial level. At least we hope so. You don’t have to be a lover of the game of baseball…
Global Odyssey stops in for fuel and a chat

Around the world in 35 to 40 days C150 Global Odyssey, an around-the-world fundraising trip by helicopter, stopped at Slave Lake Airport last week for refueling. Retired mining engineer Bob Dengler, accompanied by his son Steven, professional pilot Dugal MacDuff…

Leader staff A gruesome discovery by a recreational boater in Lesser Slave River turned out to be the body of a young woman from Spruce Grove. Nicole Brendan Robar, 21, had been reported missing on Aug. 1 from the city…
Update on hiring for Fort McMurray West powerline project

Leader staff A few weeks ago The Leader inquired about ‘local hiring’ practices, or intentions, of the Fort McMurray West high-voltage power line construction project. We received a brief reply at that time from an ATCO rep. Last week somebody…

Impersonator operated on Hwy. 44 between Westlock and Fawcett Leader staff Westlock RCMP has charged a St. Albert man with two counts of personation of a peace officer while the St. Albert RCMP, Detachment continues to investigate the same man…

The sidewalk repair contractor for the Town of Slave Lake (Raiders Site Services) had the hammer down last week, getting a lot done in a short time. The work included an unusual bend in the sidewalk on Main St. to…

Mikky Locke For the Lakeside Leader Who are they? How did they get started? Why did they start? First of all, let’s be honest here and get rid of many myths and acknowledge that there is a big list of…

Alberta Health Services August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event to raise awareness of overdose and reduce stigma of drug-related death. In Alberta, opioid-related overdoses are occurring at an alarming rate. Fortunately, many overdose deaths are preventable…

Alana Lajoie-O’Malley Troy Media Pricing carbon is about much more than getting people to drive less. It’s also about generating the money we need to accelerate the process of getting our economy off fossil fuels and onto renewables. If a…

The Animal Rescue Committee of Slave Lake was quite busy last week when a shipment of cat houses and kennels came through. This is the latest development at the soon-to-be opened shelter located by the Slave Lake airport right off…

Leader staff A woman who went for a stroll in a park in Athabasca earlier this month got more than she bargained for when a couple of bears started following her. But in the end no harm was done. According…
New bridge

Recent high water in Sawridge Creek somehow deposited this squared-off log across and above the creek, just below and above the railway bridge in Slave Lake. Conveniently flat on the upper side, it has been a tempting target for young…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A Kinuso woman will spend another two months in jail after pleading guilty in High Prairie Provincial Court July 24 to fraud, assault, theft and mischief. Forty-year-old Victorine Lenora Twin was sentenced to 90…
The Lakeside Leader summer garden series

Second edition Look at all that green! The Alberta Health Services’ Community Garden is sprouting up an array of vegetables, including lettuce, beets, carrots, chives, broccoli and even pumpkins. Interested in being featured? Contact Katrina at 780-849-4380.   Sharon Fines’s…
The Page

It looks as though Hellfire Heroes, the Canadian Discovery Channel show based on the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service will be aired in the spring of 2018. Ten episodes of 60 minutes apiece, according to an online article in Real…

Last seen on May 15th Leader Staff High Prairie RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 16-year-old female. Diane Okemow was last seen in High Prairie on May 15th, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Okemow is described…
Actors wanted for upcoming play in Nov.

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you’ve always wanted to perform in a live-action play now’s your chance because the Slave Lake Musical Theatre Association is holding auditions this week for ‘100 Lunches, A Gourmet Comedy’ (produced by special arrangement with…